Decision to release recording in bad taste

Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I know that the Aug. 10 shooting death of Randall Clevenger has been traumatic to your community. As a cousin of Randy, I can say it has been traumatic to our family as well.

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I believe that releasing the recording of this event is in poor taste and judgment. The slanderous and malicious quotes from his past were enough to break the hearts of every family member near and far from him.

It is only my request that a different approach should be addressed. Has the newspaper considered the emotional turmoil its words have inflicted on the mother of this man?

I believe that the paper has completely and thoroughly covered this story. Please, let the family of this man bury him with what dignity he might have left.

Jennifer Hamilton

Muscotah, Kan.



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